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Whales, Dolphins, and Porpoises

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Whales, Dolphins, and Porpoises

Whales Forever - A Study Of Whales. Types of Toothed Whales. There are currently 86 recognized species of whales, dolphins and porpoises.

Types of Toothed Whales

Of these, 72 are Odontocetes, or toothed whales. Toothed whales often gather in large groups, called pods, and sometimes these groups are made up of related individuals. Below you can learn about some of the toothed whale species. For a lengthier list that includes baleen whales, click here. Sperm whales (Physeter macrocephalus) are the largest toothed whale species.

Risso's Dolphin Risso's dolphins are a medium-sized toothed whale that have stout bodies and a tall, falcate dorsal fin. The pygmy sperm whale (Kogia breviceps) is fairly small - adults can grow up to about 10 feet in length and 900 pounds in weight. Orcas, or killer whales (Orcinus orca) may also be known as "Shamu" due to their popularity as an attraction at marine parks like SeaWorld. Short-finned pilot whales are found in deep, tropical and subtropical waters around the world. Long-Finned Pilot Whale Bottlenose Dolphin Harbor Porpoise. Porpoise Species. Mysticeti Definition and Facts. Mysticeti refers to the baleen whales - whales that have a filtering system made up of baleen plates hanging from their upper jaw.

Mysticeti Definition and Facts

The baleen filters the whale's food from the ocean water. The taxonomic group Mysticeti is a suborder of the Order Cetacea, which includes all the whales, dolphins and porpoises. These animals may be referred to as mysticetes, or baleen whales. Learn About the 14 Baleen Whale Species. Watch These Amazing Videos. Watch These Amazing Videos Rescued Manatees Rehabilitating at SeaWorld Orlando Do your trainers get into the water with the beluga whales?

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How is Mitik the walrus doing? What’s it like to be a dolphin trainer? How is Amaya the killer whale calf doing? Why does SeaWorld attach trackers to some rehabilitated sea lions? How are SeaWorld’s animal ambassadors cared for while they are on the road? Making Better Killer Whale Habitats, Creating Better Understanding How is SeaWorld helping rescue marine mammals during the 2015 sea lion crisis? Cetacean Facts & Information. How many species of whale and dolphin are there?

Cetacean Facts & Information

Where have they come from? How do they socialise and behave? Find out the answers to these questions and more. Variety ‘Cetaceans’ is the collective name for all whales, dolphins and porpoises who between them form a single group, known as an order. All about Whale and Dolphin Conservation. Whale Facts: 31 Facts about Whales. About Factslides a high traffic content website (over 1 million visits / month) that takes relevant and complex information from NGOs, think tanks, journals, specialized magazines and media and converts it into colorful and animated slideshows that are easy and fun to read, making the information accessible to students, teachers and curious minds for fun, research, lesson planning, and homework.

Whale Facts: 31 Facts about Whales

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Whales - What is a Whale?- SIZE TWO TYPES OF CETACEANS Cetaceans include the whales, dolphins and porpoises.

Whales - What is a Whale?-

There are over 75 species of Cetaceans. Whales belong to the order Cetacea (from the Greek word "ketos" which means whale), which is divided into the following groups: SWIMMING AND OTHER WATER ACTIVITIES Breaching: Many whales are very acrobatic, even breaching (jumping) high out of the water and then slapping the water as they come back down.

Sometimes they twirl around while breaching. Breaching may be purely for play or may be used to loosen skin parasites or have some social meaning. Spyhopping: This is another cetacean activity in which the whale pokes its head out of the water and turns around, perhaps to take a look around. Lobtailing: Some whales stick their tail out of the water into the air, swing it around, and then slap it on the water's surface; this is called lobtailing. Logging: Logging is when a whale lies still at the surface of the water, resting, with its tail hanging down. Advertisement. Whale Facts and Information. Facts About Whales - WDC Kidzone. Baleen whale anatomy Watch video footage of some amazing whale species Biggest whale The blue whale is the largest animal ever to have lived on Earth; it is larger than any of the giant dinosaurs were.

Facts About Whales - WDC Kidzone

The biggest recorded blue whale was a female in the Antarctic Ocean that was 30.5 m long (more than 3.5 times the length of a double-decker bus and as long as a Boeing 737plane) with an estimated weight of 144 tonnes (almost the same as 2,000 men!). The tongue alone of a blue whale can weigh as much as an elephant and an entire football team could stand on it! The heart of a blue whale is about the size of a VW Beetle car and weighs up to 1000 pounds – that’s about as much as 1,111 cans of baked beans! BabiesBlue whales are pregnant for 10-12 months. Deepest divers A Cuvier's beaked whale has been recorded to dive to a depth of 3km for over 2 hours.

Sperm whales are also champion divers. Thickest blubber and longest baleen Largest testicles! Longest tooth The male narwhal has two teeth. Delfinekko.